Mary Levingston, right, critiques Cecie Titcomb’s watercolor painting of an aspen tree Thursday during a painting workshop at the Depot Art Center in downtown Steamboat Springs. Levingston was leading the workshop as a part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival. For a complete schedule of weekend workshops with artists, visit www.steamboatallartsfestival.com.

Photo by Joel Reichenberger

Mary Levingston, right, critiques Cecie Titcomb’s watercolor painting of an aspen tree Thursday during a painting workshop at the Depot Art Center in downtown Steamboat Springs. Levingston was leading the workshop as a part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival. For a complete schedule of weekend workshops with artists, visit www.steamboatallartsfestival.com.

What to do in Steamboat Springs for Aug. 20 to 26

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TODAY

❱❱ Yampa River Art Stroll — Yampa Street between Fifth and Seventh streets, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As a part of the second annual Steamboat All Arts Festival, the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council present the heart of the weekend event. Local and national artists will have booths set up along Yampa Street. Admission is free. Visit www.steamboatallartsfestival.com for more information.

❱❱ Teen/adult drawing — Yampa Valley Art Institute, 2 to 4 p.m.

The last of a five-part series featuring Nicki Dollard. The series is $165, and individual classes are $35. Basic drawing materials are included. Call 970-870-0384. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Vocal Master Class — Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 2 p.m.

With Sandra Piques Eddy, of the New York Metropolitan Opera, presented by Emerald City Opera. Master classes are open to the public and offer a chance to learn from world-renowned artists. For more information and to confirm class times, call 970-879-1996. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Live acoustic music. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Author Mark Spragg — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 5:30 p.m.

Wyoming author does a reading from “Bone Fire,” a modern-day Western dramatic novel, as a part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival. An interview and a signing will follow the reading. Tickets are $15 and come with a $10 store credit. Call 970-879-6830. 68 Ninth St.

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❱❱ Free Summer Concert Series with Emmitt-Nershi Band — Howelsen Hill, 6 p.m.

The front men from popular Colorado jam bands Leftover Salmon and The String Cheese Incident join in a high-energy acoustic bluegrass ensemble. It will be the final installment of the Free Summer Concert Series. Trevor G. Potter with Rural Wreckage will open the show. For more information, visit www.steamboatfreesummerconcerts.com. Fifth Street and Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Paul Potyen and Organstein jazz trio — Three Peaks Grill, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Jazz music in a dining setting. FREE. Call 970-879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ “Alamar” — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents a FREE foreign film as a part of the second annual Steamboat All Arts Festival. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and pre-rodeo entertainment runs from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate for adults and $8 for children ages 7 to 15. Children 6 and younger are free. More information is at www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

❱❱ Demolition derby with live music — Routt County Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m.

Watch the white-knuckle excitement of reinforced cars competing to be the last one moving. The event is at the outdoor arena and will feature a live band. Tickets are $10 for ages 6 to 12 and $15 for ages 13 and older. Pit passes are $25. Call 970-276-3068. Poplar Street in Hayden.

Asleep at the Wheel


❱❱ Asleep at the Wheel — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

The 40-year-old Western band plays the final weekend of Strings Music Festival. Asleep recently was awarded the Americana Music Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing for its tenure in the Western music scene. The band plays a lively mix of big band, swing and country. Listen to the band at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $45. Call 970-879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 8 to 10 p.m.

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights, cranking the music for this teen-focused event. All are welcome. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 970-879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

These United States


❱❱ These United States — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Kentucky-based folk rock outfit plays a fusion of gospel and psychedelic rock, a mixture that produces catchy, foot-tapping tunes. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Bill Smith — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A set of Michael Jackson music featuring Devon Parker on vocals. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Whitewater Ramble — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Colorado-based band calls itself “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance grass,” a term that encompasses its rock roots, bluegrass influences and danceable beats. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Whitewater Ramble

❱❱ The Broken Everlys — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Classic and original rock. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ DJ Also Starring — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Mainstreet Farmers Market — Sixth Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors and crafts. Better Half plays music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Call 970-846-1800. Sixth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

❱❱ Yampa River Art Stroll — Yampa Street between Fifth and Seventh streets, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Local and national artists have booths set up along Yampa Street as part of the second annual Steamboat All Arts Festival. Admission is $5. Visit www.steamboatallartsfestival.com for more information.

❱❱ 4-H Presale and barbecue — Routt County Fairgrounds, 3 p.m.

A long-standing Routt County Fair tradition, the barbecue is in memory of Bobby Robinson, former Hayden contractor and chef who used to man the grills. Tickets are $6 for children and seniors and $10 for adults. Proceeds go to Routt County 4-H. Call 970-276-3068. Poplar Street in Hayden.

Golden Dragon Acrobats

❱❱ Golden Dragon Acrobats — Strings Music Pavilion, 3 p.m.

With dazzling costumes, music and acrobatics, the performers will demonstrate ancient traditions from Hebei, China. They will perform feats of balance, aerial skill, contortion and dexterity. They debuted on Broadway in 2005. Watch a video of the acrobats at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $35 for adults and $18 for children. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Junior Livestock Sale — Routt County Fairgrounds, 5 p.m.

For many Routt County 4-Hers, a year of feeding and caring for livestock has led to this. Their animals will be auctioned off to raise funds for the children’s higher education and future livestock enterprise. Categories include goats, beef, swine, fowl, lambs and sheep. FREE to watch. Call 970-276-3068. Poplar Street in Hayden.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Acoustic folk rock. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Vino Verde — Howelsen Place, 6 p.m.

The organic wine tasting and sustainable sculpture auction will benefit the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp. There will be live entertainment and hors d’oeuvres provided by local sustainable farms and ranches. Tickets are $50. Call 970-871-7125. Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Jazz guitarist Bill Martin — Giovanni’s Ristorante, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Solo guitarist plays the jazz genre’s standards in an intimate dining setting. FREE. Call 970-879-4141. 127 11th St.

❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ “Dirty Deeds at the Depot” — Depot Art Center, 7:30 p.m.

As a part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival, local actors will perform a Western melodrama set at a train depot. The performance tells the story of a young maiden torn between two men. Complete with villains and heroes, the interactive theater experience is a must-see for families. Tickets are $10. Call 970-879-9008 or visit www.steamboatallartsfestival.com. 1001 13th St.

Missed the Boat

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❱❱ Missed The Boat — Sweetwater Grill, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Steamboat’s own rocking folk bluegrass band celebrates the release of its new self-titled album. A stage will be set up in the lawn next to the restaurant, and Jesse Christiansen and an African drum group will open the show. Read about the band on page 22 of today’s Explore Steamboat, and listen to it at www.exploresteamboat.com. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and pre-rodeo entertainment runs from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate for adults and $8 for children ages 7 to 15. Children 6 and younger are free. More information is at www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Fifth Street and Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 8 to 10 p.m.

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights, cranking the music for this teen-focused event. All are welcome. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 970-879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Golden Dragon Acrobats — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

With dazzling costumes, music and acrobatics, the performers will demonstrate ancient traditions from Hebei, China. They will perform feats of balance, aerial skill, contortion and dexterity. They debuted on Broadway in 2005. Watch a video of the acrobats at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $35 for adults and $18 for children. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Barn Dance — Routt County Fairgrounds, 8:30 p.m.

The band DoKaJoVi’s motto is “a good song is a good song no matter when or where it was written.” They will play favorites from the 1950s through 2010 for your dancing pleasure. Call 970-276-3068. Poplar Street in Hayden.

❱❱ Teen night — Shorty’s, 9 to 11 p.m.

Shorty’s hosts a night for local teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. Call 970-736-2686 for more information. FREE. The restaurant is at 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Uncle Lucius — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

A Texas-based Southern rock outfit with soulful lyrics and Southern-fried guitar riffs. Its influences are as varied as the Black Crowes and the Band. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Jebus — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Local rock ’n’ roll music. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Whitewater Ramble — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Colorado based band calls itself “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance grass,” a term that encompasses its rock roots, bluegrass influences and danceable beats. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Live acoustic music. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ DJ Melirae — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Ladies night. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Yampa River Art Stroll — Yampa Street between Fifth and Seventh streets, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local and national artists will have booths set up along Yampa Street and there will be live performances as part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival. Admission is $5. Visit www.steamboatallartsfestival.com for more information.

❱❱ Depot Block Party — Depot Art Center, 3 p.m.

To close out the Steamboat All Arts Festival, the Steamboat Swings Band will play big band and swing music. Guests can enjoy food, a cash bar and the SummerArt exhibition that showcases local artists. FREE. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ “La Boheme” and “Suor Angelica” presented by the Opera Artist Institute — Julie Harris Theatre, 3 p.m.

The Emerald City Opera’s young artist program brings in people to train with opera professionals. Directed by New York Metropolitan Opera star David Malis, the Opera Artist Institute’s final performance will showcase emerging young talent performing the one-act “Suor Angelica” and selections from “La Boheme.” Tickets are $20. Call 970-879-1996. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 4 to 6 p.m.

Solo acoustic American folk rock. FREE. Call 970-879-3773. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Danger Muffin — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

An Americana rock jam band. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

MONDAY

❱❱ Poker night — The Tap House Sports Grill, 7 p.m.

Steamboat Recreational Poker League hosts a weekly poker tournament. Players must be at least 18. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Open Mic Night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Paul Geppert hosts an open mic night. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

TUESDAY

❱❱ Expressions of the Spirit — 465 Anglers Drive, Suite C, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Local writer and life coach Susan de Wardt leads a weekly writing workshop. Call 970-846-6562 or visit www.mindworkscoaching.com for more information.

❱❱ Auditions for adult story-time — Bud Werner Memorial Library, noon

Audition to be a reader for Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Story-time for Grownups, a new program beginning this fall for adults to listen to contemporary and classic short stories read aloud. Prospective readers will be asked to do one cold reading and to bring one prepared reading, not to exceed one minute in length. Call Artistic Director Stuart Handloff at 970-355-9403 or visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Live music — Saketumi, 5 p.m.

Locals’ night includes food and drink specials and live music with Eric Delaney and friends. FREE. Call 970-870-1019. 1875 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Rural Wreckage — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Local Americana folk rock. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ Teen writers workshop — Epilogue Book Co., 11 a.m.

The workshop is $10 per writer per session and is hosted by author Jill Murphy Long. Call 846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ “Decade by Decade” discussion — Bud Werner Memorial Library, noon

The community is invited to partake in the first of a series of “Decade by Decade” discussions with author Harriet Freiberger and photographer Ken Proper, bringing together many of the central sources from their book “Then & Now — A History of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.” This session will feature the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html for more information. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Dave Stamey — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

Acclaimed country-Western singer/songwriter Dave Stamey will ride into Steamboat for a one-night-only show at the Depot Art Center. Stamey has been repeatedly honored by the Western Music Association: twice as Songwriter of the Year, three times as Entertainer of the Year and three times as Male Performer of the Year. He also was named Best Living Western Solo Musician this year by True West Magazine. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $15 each. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Extended happy hour with Billy Franklin — Old Town Pub, 7 to 9 p.m.

Musician Billy Franklin, of New Orleans, has returned to Steamboat Springs for the summer. Rock, funk, blues and jazz influence his solo acoustic music. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Nothing to Fear — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

THURSDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Writers’ Group — Depot Art Center, noon

Local writers gather for weekly readings of their work; visitors are welcome. FREE. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Auditions for adult story-time — Bud Werner Memorial Library, noon

Audition to be a reader for Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Story-time for Grownups, a new program beginning this fall for adults to listen to contemporary and classic short stories read aloud. Prospective readers will be asked to do one cold reading and to bring one prepared reading, not to exceed one minute in length. Call Artistic Director Stuart Handloff at 970-355-9403 or visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Melissa Ivey


❱❱ Melissa Ivey — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

This guitarist is no stranger to the recording and performing world. She’s released four solo albums since she moved to Denver in her 20s, in addition to living in Spain. She plays pop-influenced femme rock. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Karaoke — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

The Tap House hosts karaoke every Thursday. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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